January 19, 2014

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January 19, 2014


To partner with God in transforming people from unbelievers to fully devoted disciples of Jesus to the glory of God.

GRACE CHURCH CORE VALUES We are unashamedly God-centered!

The triune God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit – is the One we worship and serve to His glory.

We are passionately people-focused!

People, regardless of their spiritual condition, matter to God and to us.

We are strategically team-based!

We believe ministry is best accomplished in teams of people with diverse gifts and abilities who are bound together with common purpose and covenants of trust.

WE COUNT BECAUSE PEOPLE COUNT! JAN. 7-12, 2014 Commitments made last week: Life to Jesus - 0


Celebrate Recovery: Tuesday - 55 | Friday - 255 | Total: 310 Cape Coral Campus: 8:30 - 352 | 10:00 - 824 | 11:30 - 397 Grace Community Center: 10:00 - 213 Ft Myers Shores Campus: 10:00 - 142 | 11:30 - 57 Ft Myers Central Campus: 8:30 - 38 | 10:00 - 133 | Wed. - 152 Total Worship Attendance: 2,773 Weekend Online Viewers: 155 Cape Coral Campus/GCC Youth: Octane (Sun.) - 56 | Octane (Wed.) - n/a | Revolution - 29 Surge - 39 | Planet 45 - 20

GIVING Cape Coral Campus & Grace Community Center

This Week: General- $26,353 | Impact- $2,906 | Missions- $1,436 This Year: General- $60,672 | Impact- $8,078 | Missions- $3,614 Total Year To Date Giving: $72,364

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ministries that engage and invite unchurched people in our community to experience the love of Jesus through the body of Christ.


ministries that help people connect to Jesus and the Grace Church family.


ministries that help people have a growing and transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.


ministries that release God’s people to make the realities of heaven the realities of earth.


DARE TO DREAM - If you want to go deeper with the Dare to Dream material, join Pastor Wes and Pastor Kevin for a discussion group that meets tonight at 5 PM in the Connections Cafe (Cape Coral campus). We will explore the “Dare to Dream” sermon series material in depth and help you discover a God-sized mission and purpose for your life. Cost is free - just bring a Bible and a pen. Childcare is not available. MIKE SLAUGHTER SPEAKING - Saturday, January 25, Mike Slaughter, author of the book that has inspired the Dare to Dream series, is coming to Southwest Florida as one of the keynote speakers at an event sponsored by the district of the United Methodist Church to which Grace Church belongs. Affordably priced tickets will be available for purchase today at church and online. Childcare is available for infant to 10 years old. If you need childcare, call Leigh at 239.574.7161 before January 19. 2014 PET EXPO - The 3rd Annual Forever Friends Pet Expo is scheduled for Saturday, February 22 from 10 AM – 4 PM at the Grace Community Center. There will be pet contests, pet and craft vendors, discounted vaccinations on site, a variety of obedience demonstrations, food, silent auction, bake sale and more. We will also have the first ever Walk in Faith to help bring awareness to the many homeless animals as well as having many dogs and cats on site available for adoption. Contact Carol at 239.574.7161 for more information. NEW THRIFT STORE HOURS - The Grace Thrift store is expanding its hours to better serve the community and is in great need of additional volunteers to meet the demand. If you could spare just a few hours per week, please contact Donna or Javier at 239.656.0122 for further info or put your name and number with attention Thrift Store on the Let’s Connect Card.

THE COOKIES ARE COMING! The Girl Scouts will be selling cookies on Sunday, February 16 and Sunday, February 23 after all services. The cost is $4 per box and the proceeds support our local Girl Scout Troop at Grace Church. OUR SYMPATHY is extended to George & Nancy Starner and Kevin & Sherri Wambolt and family, whose son/brother, Brian Starner, passed away January 13. LEE MEMORIAL BLOODMOBILE will be at the Cape Coral campus Sunday, January 26 from 9:30 AM to 1 PM to receive blood donations.


Contact Patti Nemazie [email protected]

GED SCHEDULE CHANGE - GED Wednesday night classes have been changed to Thursday night effective Thursday, January 30. No Wednesday class on January 29. GRACE PAINTERS recently painted the background scenery for the Railroad Museum at Lakes Park. About 16 painters spent four weeks painting panels that will be mounted on the walls of the museum, behind a set of mini trains. The sidewall panels are only about 14 inches high, but the end panels go up to 5 feet. Check it out at the Rail Museum at Lakes Park! GARDEN OF GRACE: Exciting things are happening at the Garden of Grace. Be sure to stop by on a Saturday morning to see the amazing growth as a result of the labor of love. The next phase for the garden is the BIBLICAL GARDEN AREA. We are looking to form a team around this one small project in the garden. If you are interested or want to know more about this, please contact Karen at 239.898.3605. AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service is seeking volunteers. Volunteers participate in several ways such as greeting tax payers, data organization, administrative duties, as well as the preparation of the individual tax returns. Volunteers directly involved with the tax return receive free tax preparation training. Volunteer hours are being scheduled at 2-hour increments on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Friday. For more information, please contact Cheryl Wilcox 239.671.0087.


Contact Kevin Griffin [email protected]

THE GATHERING - The Gathering is a new opportunity at Grace Church for young adults who desire to follow Jesus in a rapidly changing world. We want to live out our faith together in a way that is relevant to our generation. If you are looking for a place to worship, to grow closer to God, and to connect with other people, the Gathering is for you! Saturday, February 1 at 5 PM in the Connections Cafe (Cape Coral campus).

SMALL GROUP LEADERS - We are updating our small group information, and we need to hear from you! If you currently lead or facilitate a small group at Grace Church, or if you previously led a small group that no longer meets, please check in with Leigh Jarvis at 239.574.7161 or [email protected] so that we can make sure our information is up to date. Also, remember that our first small group leader training event of 2014 is today at 1 PM in the Connections Cafe (Cape Coral campus). Lunch is provided. MAKING MY CONNECTIONS - The next 4-week “Making My Connections” membership class starts Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30 - 7:30 PM at the Cape Coral campus. You will have an opportunity to ask questions in a fun and interactive environment, learn more and meet new friends at Grace Church. Childcare is available. Cost is free, but please register for the class by contacting Leigh Jarvis at 239.574.7161 or [email protected] DIVORCE CARE - Experience the healing that comes from this weekly support group. You’ll learn how to deal with the past, and look forward to rebuilding your life. You will be uplifted and encouraged! Class is held on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in Room 1 at the Cape Coral campus. Childcare is provided. Contact Carol Musselman at 239.574.7161 for more details. CLUTTER BUSTERS - In this new year, do you need an easy plan for living a richer life with less stuff? “It’s All Too Much” is the new book Clutter Busters, a small group that meets the second Monday of the month, will be studying starting Monday, January 13 at Panera Bread, from 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM. For more information, contact Joan Campbell at [email protected] or call 239.772.7792.


Contact Kevin Griffin [email protected]

REGISTER NOW FOR MEN’S RETREAT 2014 - Join men from every campus of Grace Church on the beach in February for “Sons of Grace: The Character of a Godly Man.” Pastor Jorge and Pastor Wes, along with other special guests, will lead the weekend. February 7-9 at Christian Retreat Center on Fort Myers Beach. Registration is only $50, which includes meals. Limited lodging space is available at the retreat center for an additional $50. Sign up online at egracechurch. com/men or stop by the Welcome Center today at the Cape Coral campus. REGISTER NOW FOR 2014 WOMEN’S RETREAT- Men, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to get the “Perfect gift for the Perfect Women in your life!” Ladies, join women from every campus of Grace Church at the DaySpring Spiritual Retreat Center for a relaxing spiritual retreat April 12-13. The cost is $85, which includes lodging, meals, program materials and more. For more details, contact Paulette Jones at 239.896.7370, or visitegracechurch.com/women. REGISTER NOW FOR TRANSFORM CLASSES - Register today for a class at the TransFORM table. Refer to the class schedule book for opportunities in the Spring 2014 session. More information is available online at egracechurch.com/transform.


Contact Patti Nemazie [email protected]

REPORT FROM BRI BUTLER serving with Samaritans Purse Disaster Relief Ministry in N. Wilkesboro, NC Samaritan’s Purse headquarters: “Thank you Grace Church for your all your support in 2013. It’s been a huge blessing serving on behalf of Grace Church. Here is my year End report: I have been out on a disaster deployment 202 nights, 8 of the 12 months, in 5 different states serving on one hurricane, 2 tornadoes, 1 flood and 1 fire. As a result: 1,650 families were helped and heard the gospel. 9,364 volunteers came out to serve and got to witness first hand what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus. 150,264 volunteers hours were accumulated of volunteers giving selflessly to help others, and 324 people gave their lives to Jesus for the fist time! It’s been a busy year and as we begin 2014, I want to thank you again for your continued support financially and more importantly prayerfully. Blessings, Bri.” GHANA TEAM REPORT - Today at 1 PM in Room 5, learn what God is doing in Ghana brought to you by the Ghana team members: David & Sam Bowling, Toni Dattolico, Neil Johnson, Patti Nemazie, and C V Elliott; Pizza provided. Come hear first hand the amazing ministry of Lawrence Beka and Michael Mozley and the Grace Church Church Plant in a small tribal village! MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SEND GLOBAL 2014 - Come join our annual celebration of our worldwide partnerships in sharing the gospel; dates are February 26 through March 2, 2014. Renew your passion for those in our world who have not heard the Good News. Fellowship with our mission partners from around the globe. Let the Holy Spirit move you to new frontiers of proclaiming and demonstrating the Gospel. Our theme this year is “A Heart for the Harvest. AUCTION TO SUPPORT MISSION TEAM: Grace Church, Fort Myers Shores Campus is having an auction to support a Send Ministry trip to Nicaragua! Join the fast paced fun TONIGHT from 6-8 PM.


Contact Heather Evans (Children) [email protected] or Taylor Foley (Youth) [email protected]

SPECIAL NEEDS RESPITE NIGHT! Families of children with special needs are invited to register their children for our first respite night which will take place on Saturday, February 22 from 5-8 PM. For more information or to volunteer to serve, please visit the information kiosk after the service or contact Heather Evans at 239.573.6890. WARREN WILLIS INFORMATIONAL MEETING - Grace kids and youth who have finished 3rd grade and up will be attending Warren Willis Summer Camp the week of June 9. If you have never attended, but would like to find out more about this awesome week away, come to an informational meeting in Grace Place on Sunday, February 9 at 1 PM. PLANET 45 is rocking and rolling in 2014! Fourth and fifth graders, join us Monday nights from 6:00-7:30 PM upstairs in the Youth Room for a great time of games, snacks, worship, movie clip lessons, and lots of fun!

CHILD PROTECTION will be offered on Wednesday, February 12 at 6 PM in Grace Place. SUMMER 2014 SAVE THE DATES: June 1-6: High School Mission trip to Costa Rica; June 9-13: Warrren Willis Camp for grades 3-12; June 23-27: Vacation Bible Camp for Preschool-5th grade; July 26: Shoes of Hope.


Contact Jennifer Strode, [email protected] or Corey Johnson, [email protected]

GRACE COMMUNITY CENTER BAND is looking for EXPERIENCED musicians. Primarily Keyboard, Lead Guitar and Bass. If interested, please contact Scott at 239.851.3842. SET TEAM - The Grace Set Team has begun work on set designs for 2014. If you are interested in painting, building, and helping with creative designs, we need you! Please contact Jen Strode at 239.574.7161. SINGERS - We currently have opportunities for experienced singers on our worship teams and to help with special music. Please contact Jen at 239.574.7161 to schedule an audition. MUSICIANS NEEDED - We have opportunities to include more brass, string, & woodwind instruments. Please contact Corey Johnson if you are interested at 239.574.7161 CELEBRATE RECOVERY - Our Celebrate Recovery program is currently seeking experienced musicians to help lead worship on Friday nights. Please contact Jen strode or Scott McDonald at 239.574.7161.


Contact Greg Mulkey [email protected]

THIS WEEK JANUARY 24 AT CELEBRATE RECOVERY - Join us at the Cape Coral campus and hear a lesson on Powerless by Paulette J. WOMEN’S FOOD RECOVERY GROUP - The new Women’s Food Recovery group using the “Daniel Plan” is now meeting Friday at 5:30 PM in Room 3. CELEBRATE RECOVERY FRIDAYS at the Cape Coral Campus: 5:30 - 6:30 PM: Dinner 6:45 PM: Large Group Celebration 6:45-9 PM: Surge (middle and high-school age) 8 PM: Small Groups for Hurts, Habits & Hang-ups! CELEBRATE RECOVERY TUESDAYS Step Study Night at the GCC: 5:30 PM - Dinner 6:30 PM - Praise & Worship 7:00-8:45 PM - Step Study Groups

GOD’S VISION FOR GRACE CHURCH IS: To partner with God in transforming people from unbelievers to fully devoted disciples of Jesus to the glory of God.

GRACE CHURCH...one church in many locations! Cape Coral Campus 13 SE 21st Place Cape Coral, FL 33990 239.574.7161 Worship Times: 8:30AM - Traditional 10:00AM - Contemporary 11:30AM - Contemporary

Fort Myers Central Campus 2415 Grand Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33901 239.334.3160 Worship Times: 8:30AM - Traditional 10:00AM - Contemporary (Wed.) 6:30 PM - Contemporary

Ft. Myers Shores Campus 14036 Matanzas Drive Fort Myers, FL 33905 239.694.2797 Worship Times: 10:00AM - Contemporary 11:30AM - Traditional

Grace Community GCC Thrift Store Center 4151 Hancock Bridge Parkway 4151 Hancock Bridge Parkway North Fort Myers, FL 33903 North Fort Myers, FL 33903 239.656.0122 239.574.7161 Hours: Worship Times: Tues-Sat: 9AM - 4PM 10:00AM - Contemporary Wednesdays: 9AM - 5:30PM

FMC Thrift Store 2415 Grand Avenue Fort Myers, FL 33901 239.244.5712 Hours: Sat-Sun: 10AM - 3PM Monday: 10AM - 3PM

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